The Word of God
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matter of faith and conduct.
We believe that there is one and only one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; that these are equal in every divine perfection; that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption.
God the Father
We believe in God the Father, an infinite personal Spirit; perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of people, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ, God the Son
We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only begotten son who was conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His existence, His virgin birth, His sinless life; His miracles and teachings; His bodily resurrection; His ascension into heaven; His perpetual intercession for His people; His return in the air to meet His raptured saints and His personal visible return to earth.
The Holy Spirit, God the Spirit
We believe in the eternally existent Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment; and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide.
We believe that all people are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit. The human means by which this result is secured is repentance and faith, whereby we turn to God in sincere contrition and accept Jesus Christ as an all-sufficient Savior.
We believe the spiritual church to be a living body of which Christ is the Head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe the local church consists of a company of professing believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work, and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of presenting the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church - Baptism and the Lord's Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water into the Name of the Triune God and symbolizes the fact of regeneration. We believe that the Lord's Supper was initiated by Christ for commemoration of and reflection upon His death in our behalf and symbolizes that the believer is spiritually fed and nourished in Christ. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Last Things
We believe in the rapture of the saints to meet the Lord in the air. We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body. We believe in the judgment of the saints before the Judgment Seat of Christ, the final Great White Throne Judgment of the unbelieving dead, the eternal joy of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the wicked.
We believe that Christians should live for the glory of God and for the well-being of fellow Christians, their conduct should be blameless before the world, they should be faithful stewards of their possessions, and they should seek to realize for themselves and others the full stature of maturity in Christ.
We believe that every human being has direct relations with God, and is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith; that each church should be independent and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority; the Church and State must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from dictation or patronage of the other. Civil government is of divine appointment for the interests and good order of human society; and civil leaders are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored and obeyed, except in things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Lord's Day in the Church
New Testament study shows that the first day of the week is to be observed as a day of praise and worship and stewardship in the church. An obligation is placed upon believers in regard to the faithful assembling of themselves together on this day. When meeting for worship on the Lord's Day, the believer may also exercise the privilege of Christian stewardship. The Lord's Day is primarily a day of joyous worship and praise in commemoration of the resurrection triumph of our Savior.
Nothing can separate true believers from the love of God, but they are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation, the sure proof of this being their patient continuance and progress in righteousness and true holiness. The foundation of this church is the Lord Jesus Christ. Its code of guidance in all its affairs is the Word of God. This church affirms its belief that the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of Almighty God.